Kobe Bryant congratulates ‘big brother’ Shaq on Hall of Fame

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There was a time Kobe Bryant would’ve loathed calling Shaquille O’Neal his big brother and heaping praise on the center.

Shaq didn’t work as hard as Kobe. Shaq didn’t take basketball as seriously as Kobe. Shaq didn’t always play with the ferociousness of Kobe.

But, man, Shaq sure could play.

So, no matter how much he once resented his former Lakers teammate, Kobe is paying respect as Shaq enters the Basketball Hall of Fame:

Most dominant big of all time? I’ll take Wilt Chamberlain, but Shaq certainly has a case.